CCCC’s CEO Named to Master Plan for Aging Advisory Committee

Judy Thomas, JD, CEO of the Coalition for Compassionate Care, has been named by California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly to serve on the Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee, a diverse group of stakeholders with varying expertise and experiences who will help to develop components of the Master Plan, […]


Pelosi District Office Visit Focuses on Palliative Care

The value of palliative care and support for H.R.647, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) were the primary topics of discussion at a June 25 meeting between California leaders in palliative care and key staff members of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.  CCCC’s CEO Judy Thomas was joined at […]


e-Patient Ambassadors Launch Palliative Care Advocacy Efforts

In the coming weeks, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is launching a unique palliative care advocacy effort to increase accurate understanding of palliative care among the public and providers by tapping into the passionate and authentic voices of palliative care patients and their caregivers. As part of our e-Patient Ambassador program, CCCC […]


SB 1004 Resource Center Launched

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California continues to support the successful implementation of Senate Bill 1004 (palliative care for Medi-Cal enrollees) by working with partners like the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) on projects that strengthen and promote cross-organizational collaboration in the implementation and delivery of palliative care services.   Consistent with our mission […]


CDPH Releases 2018 Data on the End of Life Option Act

2018 Data Report includes new data points and cumulative data July 10, 2019 The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released the 2018 Data Report on the End of Life Option Act (EoLOA). This latest report on the End of Life Option Act covers the period from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018, […]


June 2019 Legislative Update

CCCC’s 2019 Priority List Includes Legislation Related to Naloxone, Cannabis, LTC Insurance, and the State’s Master Plan Aging The Coalition for Compassionate Care closely monitors legislation related to palliative care and advance care planning. CCCC takes action in alignment with our advocacy partners to educate policymakers on the potential impact of proposed legislation on access […]


CCCC Develops Pediatric Palliative Care Waiver Transition Resource Guide

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California has published a Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) Waiver Transition Resource Guide under a grant from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF). The guide was developed in response to California’s January 1, 2019 transition for the provision of pediatric palliative care services from a waiver program to a pediatric […]


Announcing the premiere of the film END GAME, just for our Summit attendees

Special screening includes a panel discussion with film producers Shoshana Ungerleider and Jim Mittelberger, and UCSF social worker Bridget Sumser, who is featured in the film The film’s official release is May 4 worldwide, but our Summit attendees will be the first viewers of the short film END GAME outside of Sundance audiences. You won’t want to […]


Dr. Ira Byock returns to the CCCC Annual Summit with Dr. Charles Grob

The two physicians will present a break-out session titled Taking Psychedelics Seriously: Responding to Persistent Suffering the afternoon of Wednesday, April 11th. Severe psychological and existential suffering robs people of meaningful quality of life and brings some to desire to end their lives. Currently available treatments for depression, anxiety, and spiritual distress often fail to alleviate […]


Announcing the Recipients of the Local Coalitions Grants

It is with great pleasure that we announce that four new local coalitions have been organized and selected as recipients of the Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC)/Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) Advance Care Planning Community Coalitions grant funding. Join us in congratulating: Humboldt Advance Care Planning Coalition (HumACP) My Life. My Way. Lake […]